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Matthew Francke2018-10-23T16:29:37+00:00

Matthew joined Pointon Partners as a Partner in January 2018, bringing with him 15 years’ legal experience in troubleshooting land and building related issues.

Matthew acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, corporations, trustees, government agencies and councils. His particular strength is a broad knowledge and experience base in land and building law.

Matthew conducts litigation in Victorian Courts and Tribunals (VCAT, Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria) and also in the Federal jurisdiction (AAT, Federal Court).

Areas of Law & Expertise

Land and Property Law:

  • Compulsory Acquisition. Acting for claimants in compulsory acquisitions by Victorian Government Authorities (Land Acquisition and Compensation Act), and by Federal Government Authorities (Lands Acquisition Act).
  • Crown Land. Advising in relation to transactions involving Crown Land and Crown Leases.
  • Fencing, boundary and adverse possession claims.
  • Easements, Covenants and Roads. Interpreting and advising clients of their options in relation to easements, covenants, roads and other issues affecting land titles and subdivisions (particularly land which is the subject of a proposed development application).
  • Planning & Environment matters in the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
  • Trespass. Trespass and nuisance claims (e.g. noise allegations including those under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act; claims relating to trespass including by an encroaching building, crane, ground anchor or tree).

Building Law:

  • Building Act matters (Protection Work disputes, Building Notices and Orders, Building Appeals Board, illegal building works).
  • Building defect claims.
  • Advising Owners Corporations or individual lot owners in relation to damage to, or the proposed development/alteration of common property.
  • Building contracts.

Public Law:

  • Judicial Review applications (AAT, Supreme Court, Federal Court).
Significant matters

Matthew’s litigation experience includes the following notable cases;

Qualifications & Memberships

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin)

Memberships:

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Institute of Administrative Law
  • Society of Construction Law Australia
Recent publications

Matthew joined Pointon Partners as a Partner in January 2018, bringing with him 15 years’ legal experience in troubleshooting land and building related issues.

Matthew acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, corporations, trustees, government agencies and councils. His particular strength is a broad knowledge and experience base in land and building law.

Matthew conducts litigation in Victorian Courts and Tribunals (VCAT, Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria) and also in the Federal jurisdiction (AAT, Federal Court).

Areas of Law & Expertise

Land and Property Law:

  • Compulsory Acquisition. Acting for claimants in compulsory acquisitions by Victorian Government Authorities (Land Acquisition and Compensation Act), and by Federal Government Authorities (Lands Acquisition Act).
  • Crown Land. Advising in relation to transactions involving Crown Land and Crown Leases.
  • Fencing, boundary and adverse possession claims.
  • Easements, Covenants and Roads. Interpreting and advising clients of their options in relation to easements, covenants, roads and other issues affecting land titles and subdivisions (particularly land which is the subject of a proposed development application).
  • Planning & Environment matters in the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
  • Trespass. Trespass and nuisance claims (e.g. noise allegations including those under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act; claims relating to trespass including by an encroaching building, crane, ground anchor or tree).

Building Law:

  • Building Act matters (Protection Work disputes, Building Notices and Orders, Building Appeals Board, illegal building works).
  • Building defect claims.
  • Advising Owners Corporations or individual lot owners in relation to damage to, or the proposed development/alteration of common property.
  • Building contracts.

Public Law:

  • Judicial Review applications (AAT, Supreme Court, Federal Court).
Significant Matters

Matthew’s litigation experience includes the following notable cases;

Qualifications & Memberships

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin)

Memberships:

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Institute of Administrative Law
  • Society of Construction Law Australia
Recent publications